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Clinical applications of lightguide diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry in vascular disease
Author(s): David K. Harrison; Colin Delaney; Linda Brown; David J. Newton; Peter T. McCollum
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Paper Abstract

There is enormous potential for application of lightguide tissue reflectance spectrophotometry in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease. In the present study, measurements were carried out in 10 such pre-amputation patients to compare the use of micro-lightguide spectrophotometry with the macro-lightguide technique. These preliminary results show excellent agreement between the new, non-invasive micro-lightguide technique and the `gold standard' skin blood flow measurements. This technique could thus provide a more functional, non-invasive assessment of healing potential than skin blood flow measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167304
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David K. Harrison, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (United Kingdom)
Colin Delaney, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
Linda Brown, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
David J. Newton, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (United Kingdom)
Peter T. McCollum, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems

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